Sports

A high five for Woonsocket

Girard, young players step up for Novans’ softball team during 5-2 start
WOONSOCKET – Most high school softball coaches who lose six starters to graduation – all with four years of varsity experience and one being their All-Division ace pitcher – would be more than happy... more

Depatie, Tigers blank Crusaders

Pitching, defense fuel 3-0 win over All-State pitcher
PAWTUCKET – Behind a spectacular pitching performance by Ryan Depatie last Wednesday afternoon, the Tolman High baseball team shut down the Prout School, 3-0, in Division II action at McCoy Stadium... more

Blackstone Valley Half Marathon draws 419 runners

Silveira, Dewing highlight top finishers
PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Half Marathon staged its own version of “Ladies Night” on Sunday. While David Quixal Santos of Valencia, Spain, handily won the 13.1-mile race by more than 6 1/2... more

Off to a wonderful start: Clippers’ girls’ lacrosse team is 5-2 in Division I

Talented upperclassmen, defense highlight squad
CUMBERLAND – When Hilary Switzer stepped down as head coach of the Cumberland High girls’ lacrosse and field hockey teams to accept the same roles, as well as a teaching position, at Bay View... more

Lincoln girls’ lacrosse team returns to winning ways

Senior veterans play key roles in Lions' 3-1 start
LINCOLN – Last season was truly a difficult one for the Lincoln High girls’ lacrosse team, and that’s just not because the Lions went 3-10. The Lions, who play their home games at Ferguson Field,... more

Cougars nearly stun defending champs

Chariho forces OT with second to play, takes Div. III girls’ lacrosse thriller from NP
NORTH PROVIDENCE – This loss stinks. Seconds away from nailing down an upset victory at home over two-time Division III champion Chariho High, one of the league’s undefeated teams, the North... more

Saints shake off slow start to sink Mariners

SRA softball team duels Prout, NP this week
PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy softball team fell behind by a 6-0 score after 2½ innings of play in last Thursday afternoon’s game against Narragansett High, but the defending Division II... more

Chieftains run record to 6-0

Ponaganset scores 10 runs in first inning to rout M.P.
GLOCESTER – The Ponaganset High baseball team remained the only undefeated team in Division II by posting its sixth victory of the season, a 16-7 triumph over Mount Pleasant, on a humid Friday... more

Smithfield rallies past Scituate, 5-3

Kiernan pitches Sentinels to key Div. II victory
NORTH SCITUATE – Taking advantage of a couple of uncharacteristic errors by Scituate High’s defense, the Smithfield High baseball team overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Spartans, 5-3, last Tuesday... more

Barracudas bring out their best at nationals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Six swimmers from the RIMA champion North Providence Barracudas youth swim team brought out some of their best performances of the season at the Boys & Girls Club National... more

NP softball team hammers North Smithfield for fourth straight lopsided victory

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Providence High softball team capped a four-games-in-five-days swing by rolling to its fourth straight lopsided victory, a 14-3 rout of North Smithfield, last Wednesday... more

Cumberland Youth Lacrosse girls’ 7-8 White squad opens season with back-to-back wins

PORTSMOUTH – The Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association’s Girls’ Grades 7-8 White team bounced back from a season-opening loss to East Greenwich by netting its first victory of the season, a 9-6 win... more

Pawtucket Connie Mack baseball team seeks players for wooden bat league

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Connie Mack baseball team is looking for players that are currently in high school to play on this season’s team that will return to the Connie Mack Wooden Bat Baseball... more

Lincoln’s Zammarelli earns CAA weekly honors at Elon

RICHMOND, Va. – Winning four of its five games last week, the Elon University baseball team saw Lincoln native Nick Zammarelli pick up weekly honors from the Colonial Athletic Association on Monday... more

Dennis M. Lynch 5K run/walk set for Sunday at Slater Park

PAWTUCKET – The 2nd annual Dennis M. Lynch Jr. “Long May You Run” 5K run/walk will return to Slater Park on Sunday, May 1, at 9 a.m. The event, which first took place last June 21 and saw 151... more

Smithfield’s Colbert, Malloy excel at Throwers Pentathlon

CUMBERLAND – Smithfield High seniors Alyssa Colbert and Meagan Malloy had exceptional meets at last Thursday afternoon’s Girls’ Throwers Pentathlon at Cumberland High’s Tucker Field and helped the... more